trigger point therapy (myofascial release)


close-up of hands massaging woman's faceA more clinical massage technique focused on detecting and releasing trigger points located in the skeletal muscle. These are knots and sensitive spots that produce pain when pressed, which often form as a result of trauma to the muscle fibres. An assessment typically considers symptoms, pain patterns and manual palpation. Heat can be felt in the area around a trigger point. The therapist will feel these hard modules with their hands and work on them. It is mainly used to treat chronic pain-related conditions like joint and lower back pain,  osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tinnitus, migraines, sciatica and sports injuries.

Benefits:

  • Decreased pain.

  • Fewer headaches.

  • Improved range of motion.

  • Better warm-up.

  • Improved flexibility.

  • Better posture.

  • Reduced muscle soreness post workout.

  • Increased blood flow and tissue hydration.

  • Calming effect on the nervous system.